MBAA District STL: Brewing Community Roundtable Summer Series - June 2020

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A free, online panel discussion and Q&A with Greater St. Louis brewery owners focused on the challenges facing the industry amidst COVID-19.

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Master Brewers Association of Americas - District St. Louis proudly presents the "Brewing Community Roundtable 2020 Summer Series".

When SOLD OUT, this event will be Live-Streamed on the STLBEER - St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation Facebook Page. Head over there to watch and ask questions live.

Topic: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Brewery Operations During a Pandemic* (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 6PM - 8:00PM

The dangers of COVID-19 and ensuing disruptions and closures have impacted every aspect of the brewing industry. Join MBAA District St. Louis and St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation on June 18th from 6pm-8pm for a special live panel discussion and Q&A moderated by KMOV reporter, Alexis Zotos and featuring brewery owners from throughout the Greater St. Louis region as they discuss how they have pivoted and adapted their operations to weather the current uncertainty. From issues of distribution, inventory, quality, and sanitation, to the creation of new products and a refocus to curbside and online sales, this fascinating discussion will take an inside look at an industry fighting for survival.

Panelists include:

Denny Foster - Main & Mill Brewing Co.

Derik Reiser - Old Herald Brewery & Distillery

Kevin Lemp - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Libby Crider - 2nd Shift Brewing

Steve Albers - Center Ice Brewery

Panel Discussion and Q&A will take place online on the Zoom platform. A link to join the event will be emailed out to all registrants the day of the event. Registration is limited to just 100 people for the live event. The discussion and Q&A will be livestreamed to the STLBEER Facebook Page ( and also recorded and made available to watch online at a later date.

* While all MBAA Brewing Community Roundtable events will be presented for free to the general public, the MBAA District St. Louis is soliciting donations and actively fundraising for the MBAA District St.Louis Scholarship Fund. Donations can be made at the point of registration through Eventbrite, or at any time online through STLBEER's PayPal Giving Fund account. When giving through the PayPal Giving Fund, no fees of any kind are deducted. 100% of the gift will support the MBAA Scholarship fund and donations are tax-deductible.

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​The Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional, scientific organization dedicated to advance, support, and encourage scientific research into brewing malt beverages and related industries and to make that research available to the public through conferences, discussion groups, journals, publications and seminars.

For more information about how to become a member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, please visit the National MBAA website.


STLBEER is brought to you by the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a civic and educational mission to promote the Greater St. Louis region as a premier beer tourism destination and to share St. Louis’s rich brewing history.

For more information on STLBEER and the Greater St. Louis brewing community, please visit

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